Hardly Time To Catch Our Breathe
Better late than never…..it’s been a busy time for team VICKISARGE. Breathe was barely drawn between completion of our beautiful and very successful collaboration with Buckingham Palace, to designing jewellery for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty presentation during New York Fashion Week.
This is the 2nd year we have been lucky enough to design for Buckingham Palace’s Royal Collection. The collaboration is based around colour and pays tribute to the Queen’s own jewellery collection, without trying to replicate the designs. Many of the styles have been taken from our own collections but are strongly historic in their inspiration. The pieces have proven to be popular with the Palace’s many visitors. They are a wonderful keepsake to be worn and cherished.
Savage x Fenty
I was so excited to work on Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show mainly due to the positive body images she champions for all. It was so much fun being part of a production which emphasises the individual as strong and powerful, making her own way in the world. It was also so inspiring to work alongside the creative team who really want to celebrate and elevate women’s shapes and styles. And…the jewellery was so stand out and really was part of what made the show fantastic. I must say an extra big thank you to my team for working so hard on this amazing project.
Marie Helene de Taillac
After our work on Savage X Fenty was complete, I made a quick trip to the Pret a Porter shows in Paris and to help celebrate the book launch of one of my most cherished friends Marie Helene. “Gold and Gems” in a beautiful testament to her work, showcasing the beautiful simplicity of her designs alongside her powerful gold craftsmanship and her trademark cut of the stones.
While in Paris I can’t forget to say a huge thank you to the ‘hostess with the mostess’ Jane Pendry was busy with her Dovima Paris appointments as well as getting ready for her US Road Trip, but she was still kind enough to let me crash in on her life. Love You Jane and the collection is sensational - I couldn’t stop myself from spending, of course!
Speaking of books - I was sadly away for the very successful launch of James Sherwood’s book on Henry Poole. This event happened at Coutts Bank - with Princess Anne presiding over the wonderful Henry Poole exhibition of workmanship. I am so proud of James and was very sad not to be there to celebrate this wonderful achievement.
I was invited to join my dear friend the milliner Stephen Jones for an event in my home town of Detroit. Stephen was asked to do a lecture at the Michigan Theatre by Penny Stamps Lecture series. This is part of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The series is supported by Linda Dresner and the following day we were able to have an in-store Trunk Show with both Stephen Jones and Vicki Sarge designs. Chrisstina Hamilton was our fabulous host and organiser and one of the joys of the trip was meeting her. I am certain she will be a lifelong friend.
Below is a couple shots of the work from Leon Dickey at his gallery upstairs at Linda Dresner. Thank you Leon for arranging a wonderful trip and making us feel so welcome.
On the last leg of this trip we had a whirlwind visit to New York and we were lucky enough to be given a private tour of PARIS: The Capital of Fashion by Valerie Steele (Museum at F.I.T.) It was wonderful and a real treat and so a big thank you to Hamish Bowles for making it happen.